VMRO-DPMNE Rejects Zaev’s Suggestion to Not Nominate Vice-Speakers

SDSM leader and PM-designate Zoran Zaev addressed a suggestion to VMRO-DPMNE for both parties to give up on the opportunity for nomination of Vice-speakers in the Parliament of Macedonia. VMRO-DPMNE opposed the initiative of the Parliament of Macedonia for opening positions for 5 Vice-speakers, stating that it would result with unnecessary expenses from the budget. “If we take a look at how things functioned in the past, we can realise that the fact that the Parliament opens positions for 5 Vice-speakers, it does not mean that all these positions are to be filled. For example, back in 2017 the Parliament opened 5 positions for Vice-speakers, but only 4 were elected. I would like to suggest VMRO-DPMNE for both our parties to give up on the opportunity to nominate a Vice-speaker in the Parliament,” Zaev said at a press conference at the Parliament. From VMRO-DPMNE they rejected Zaev’s suggestion. “In no way we will accept a suggestion of Zaev’s who only intends to bargain with this. Budget money should be used for the citizens, and not for Zaev and his political desires,” said Dafina Stojanoska from VMRO-DPMNE.